The Chinese-backed gold, silver and copper mine at Frieda river risks catastrophic environmental destruction, special rapporteurs argue
THE DIPLOMAT | Papua New Guinea has a troubling history of foreign mining companies destroying the ecosystem locals depend on
ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA | A group of independent human rights experts, appointed by the United Nations, have written to the governments of Papua New Guinea, Australia, China and Canada over claims that a massive proposed copper and gold mine in PNG, is threatening the human rights of the local community.
RAINFOREST FOUNDATION NORWAY | UN special rapporteurs and indigenous leaders join forces in an unprecedented move against what would be one of the world’s largest mines.
The National | 29 September 2020 Organisations call on govt to stop Frieda River mine The National, Papua New Guinea | 29 September 2020 | Original article can be viewed here TEN United Nations rapporteurs, with the UN Working Group on Human Rights and...
POST COURIER | “We are optimistic about the success of our campaign to Ban the Frieda Mine given that representatives of the United Nations have raised their concerns with the Government of Papua New Guinea.”
EMTV | Project Sepik, a community based organization conducting awareness on the proposed Frieda mine in East and West Sepik, says the National Government is yet to respond to 10 UN Special rapporteurs of concerns on the mine.
PROJECT SEPIK & CELCOR MEDIA RELEASE | Ten UN Special Rapporteurs, along with the UN Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations, have written to the PNG Government to raise their concerns about the proposed Frieda River mine and the risk of failure of its proposed tailings dam.
Save the Sepik campaign needs your support to get the message out to protect the mighty Sepik River and for a ban on the Frieda River mine.
Ten UN Special Rapporteurs, along with the UN Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations, have written to the PNG Government to raise their concerns about the proposed Frieda River mine and the risk of failure of its proposed tailings dam.
“We need to bring this message out to the world: That, this is not only Papua New Guinea’s river and rainforests, but Papua New Guineans are custodians of something that must belong to the world.”
The Guardian | Locals say the Sepik river region must be protected from ‘exploitation and destruction from outsiders’